Tag Archives: Christmas

Overlooked

Some of my friends’ birthdays fall on or near Christmas day and so, sadly, they tend to be overlooked. Take my friend Jesus, for example.

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The Spirit of Christmas

May the spirit of Christmas the yearning to give inhabit your heart for as long as you live

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Fit Us for Heaven

Bil was a proud man (yes, he spelled his name that way). Trust me, I know because I have an excess of pride myself. I came to know him when he played the lead role in my production of A … Continue reading

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Christmas on Pleasant Hill

Looking for a last-minute gift book? May I recommend Christmas on Pleasant Hill by my friend, gifted author Colleen Scheid? Pleasant Hill is a compassionate and moving collection of twelve modern day Christmas stories that is perfect for reading aloud and sharing with other … Continue reading

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What Song is This?

One of my favorite Christmas melodies What Child is This? (Greensleeves) is believed by many to have been written by Henry VIII for Anne Boleyn. When religious leader Thomas More refused to let them marry, Henry had More executed. I … Continue reading

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Was Mary a Virgin?

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
My first semester of college I took a lecture hall class called Folklore and Mythology from Dr. Glickman, a rock star educator if there ever was one. At the start of each session, 350 students…

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Alien Invasion!

2,000 years ago our planet was invaded by a Being of inconceivable power. His spaceship: the womb of a Jewish teenager. His weapon: a form of love more powerful than all of the lasers or phasers that will ever be … Continue reading

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